3,985 results match your criteria Myiasis

Gingival Myiasis on Oral Squamous Cell Carcinoma in Turkey: A Case Report

Turkiye Parazitol Derg 2021 06;45(2):160-163

University of Health Sciences Turkey Gülhane Faculty of Health Sciences, Department of Chemical Biological Radiological Nuclear, Ankara, Turkey

Myiasis is a disease caused by tissue invasion of diptera larvae and eggs. Oral myiasis is mostly related to old age, poor oral hygiene, suppurative lesions, anatomical disorders and cancer cases. Oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC) is an important risk factor for myiasis. Read More

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Effect of a novel juvenoid fenoxycarb on the pupal-adult transformation in the blowfly, Chrysomya megacephala (Fabricius, 1794) (Diptera: Calliphoridae).

Parasitol Res 2021 Jun 8. Epub 2021 Jun 8.

Department of Zoology, University of Allahabad, Prayagraj, 211001, Uttar Pradesh, India.

Chrysomya megacephala (Fabricius, 1794) (Diptera, Calliphoridae) acts as a vector of many disease-causing pathogens. It causes myiasis in human beings and other living vertebrates. In the present study, the effect of a juvenile hormone analog (JHA), fenoxycarb, was evaluated on pupal-adult transformation by exposing pupae (0 and 1-day-old) of blowfly. Read More

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Children hospitalized for myiasis in a reference center in Uruguay.

Bol Med Hosp Infant Mex 2021 Jun 2. Epub 2021 Jun 2.

Clínicas Pediátricas, Facultad de Medicina, Universidad de la República; Hospital Pediátrico, Centro Hospitalario Pereira Rossell. Montevideo, Uruguay.

Background: Myiasis is an emerging disease caused by tissue invasion of dipteran larvae. In Uruguay, Cochliomyia hominivorax and Dermatobia hominis are the most frequent species. This study aimed to describe the epidemiological and clinical characteristics and the follow-up of children < 15 years hospitalized for myiasis in a reference center in Uruguay between 2010 and 2019. Read More

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Triangular black dots in dermoscopy of furuncular myiasis.

JAAD Case Rep 2021 Jun 18;12:49-50. Epub 2021 Apr 18.

Discipline of Dermatology, Department of Internal Medicine, Medical School of Sciences, Campinas State University-UNICAMP, Campinas, Brazil.

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Efficacy of afoxolaner (NexGard®) on the treatment of myiasis caused by the New World screwworm fly Cochliomyia hominivorax (Diptera: Calliphoridae) in naturally infested dogs.

Vet Parasitol Reg Stud Reports 2021 Apr 3;24:100569. Epub 2021 Apr 3.

Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health, 29 Avenue Tony Garnier, 69007 Lyon, France.

New World screwworm (NWS) myiasis is an infestation by Cochliomyia hominivorax larvae that consume the living tissue of warm-blooded animals, including humans. Domestic dogs are among the potential hosts of these flies that lay their eggs on the edges of wounds. NWS myiasis cases can be fatal if untreated. Read More

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The First Case of Ignatzschineria ureiclastica/larvae in the United States Presenting as a Myiatic Wound Infection.

Cureus 2021 Apr 16;13(4):e14518. Epub 2021 Apr 16.

Internal Medicine, University of Louisville School of Medicine, Louisville, USA.

is a recently identified genus of bacteria that has been isolated from the digestive tract of multiple flies associated with decomposing tissue. Species within this genus are rarely implicated in human disease, and less than 10 cases worldwide have been documented in the literature. Although there have been several documented cases of bacteremia in the United States (with one previous case in Louisville, KY), this case represents the first documented case of bacteremia in the United States. Read More

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Breast myiasis: Are we prepared for the correct diagnosis?

Breast J 2021 May 13. Epub 2021 May 13.

Department of Radiology, Hospital de Clínicas da Universidade Federal do Paraná, Curitiba, Brazil.

Cutaneous myiasis is an endemic infestation in Latin America and Africa. Many unusual sites of larval infection can cause diagnostic confusion, especially if the patient is not from an endemic area. In the breast, the furuncular aspect suggests some differential diagnosis. Read More

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Seroepizootiological investigation on Goat Warble Fly Infestation (Przhevalskiana silenus) in Pothwar Plateau, Pakistan.

Trop Biomed 2021 Jun;38(2):1-8

Department of Parasitology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Firat, TR-23119 Elazig - Turkey.

Goat Warble Fly Infestation (GWFI) is also known as subcutaneous myiasis caused by Przhevalskiana silenus (Diptera: Oestridae). It is widely distributed in tropical and sub-tropical areas of the world. In goats, WFI is usually detected through conventional procedure which underestimated the infestation. Read More

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Furuncular myiasis in a traveller to West Africa.

J Travel Med 2021 May 6. Epub 2021 May 6.

Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, McGovern Medical School, Houston, TX.

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Urogenital myiasis - An atypical presentation.

Autops Case Rep 2020 Dec 8;11:e2020192. Epub 2020 Dec 8.

Himalayan Institute of Medical Sciences, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India.

The infestation of the human body by maggots has been reported worldwide and occurs most commonly in people of lower socioeconomic status and poor personal hygiene. Urogenital is the rarest site of myiasis presentations. Here we report the case of a 20-year-old, sexually inactive female student who presented with a necrotic growth in the paraurethral region infested with numerous maggots. Read More

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December 2020

Cutaneous myiasis misdiagnosed as an abdominal abscess.

Clin Exp Dermatol 2021 May 8. Epub 2021 May 8.

CircleBath Hospital, Bath, U.K.

Cutaneous myiasis is a skin infestation by larvae of two-winged (dipterous) flies. We report a case of cutaneous myiasis misdiagnosed as an abdominal abscess. An 18-year-old male attended dermatology clinic for acne treatment. Read More

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First Record of Human Urogenital Myiasis Caused by Larvae (Diptera: Psychodidae) in Miandoab, West Azerbaijan Province, Iran: A Case Report.

J Arthropod Borne Dis 2020 Dec 31;14(4):425-429. Epub 2020 Dec 31.

Department of Medical Entomology and Vector Control, School of Health, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran.

Background: Myiasis is a disease caused by infections of tissues and organs of human and vertebrates body by the larvae of real flies of Diptera which feeding on living or dead tissues of host for a period of time. This report aims to present a case of urogenital myiasis caused by the larvae of (Diptera: Psychodidae) for the first time in Iran.

Methods: In this case report, we present a case of a 9-year-old girl with urogenital myiasis caused by . Read More

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December 2020

Molecular Species Identification of Six Forensically Important Iranian Flesh Flies (Diptera).

J Arthropod Borne Dis 2020 Dec 31;14(4):416-424. Epub 2020 Dec 31.

Department of Cell and Molecular Biology, Faculty of Life Sciences and Biotechnology, Shahid Beheshti University, Tehran, Iran.

Background: Flesh flies (Diptera: Sarcophagidae) are considered as myiasis agents and important evidences in forensic investigations. However, their use has been restricted because, at all larval stages and female adults, morphological species identification is difficult or very challenging. This study investigated to test utility of mitochondrial cytochrome oxidase subunit I (mt-COI) sequences for differentiation of six forensically important Iranian flesh flies namely, , , , , and . Read More

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December 2020

Ignatzschineria larvae Bacteremia Following Lucilia sp. Myiasis in an Irregular Migrant: A Case Report.

Korean J Parasitol 2021 Apr 22;59(2):159-165. Epub 2021 Apr 22.

Institute of Microbiology and Immunology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Ljubljana, Zaloška 4, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia.

Bacteremia induced by wound myiasis is uncommon and therefore rarely suspected by clinicians when treating patients with neglected wounds. We present a case of Ignatzschineria larvae bacteremia as a complication of Lucilia sp. maggot wound myiasis in a young male migrant. Read More

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Effect of Type of Tissue on the Development of Chrysomya rufifacies (Diptera: Calliphoridae) in Sri Lanka.

J Med Entomol 2021 May 4. Epub 2021 May 4.

Discipline of Medical, Molecular & Forensic Sciences, Murdoch University, Murdoch, Western Australia, Australia.

Chrysomya rufifacies (Macquart), the hairy maggot blow fly, is of great importance for the field of forensic entomology due to its habit as an early colonizer of decomposing vertebrate remains and myiasis producer. Development studies on this species have been conducted in scattered regions of the world, using types of tissue from several species of animals as a rearing medium. Despite the commonality of C. Read More

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Evolutionary profile of the family Calliphoridae, with notes on the origin of myiasis.

Saudi J Biol Sci 2021 Apr 28;28(4):2056-2066. Epub 2021 Jan 28.

Department of Entomology, Faculty of Science, Ain Shams University, Abbassia, Cairo, Egypt.

The family Calliphoridae is a group of heterogenous calyptrate flies with a worldwide distribution including species of ecological, veterinary, medical, and forensic importance. Notorious for their parasitic habits, the larvae of many blowflies are characterised - like some other dipteran larvae - by their ability to develop in animal flesh. When parasitism affects a living host, it is termed "myiasis". Read More

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Psychoda albipennis myiasis as a rare cause of erectile dysfunction: A case report.

Andrologia 2021 Apr 27:e14087. Epub 2021 Apr 27.

Department of Urology, Erciyes Kartal Hospital, Kayseri, Turkey.

Urogenital myiasis occurring with the settlement of fly larvae of the order Diptera is facultative and is rarely encountered in humans. This study presents a case of urogenital myiasis caused by Psychoda albipennis in a 42-year-old male patient. The patient was admitted to our hospital with complaints of groin pain, pollakuria and erectile dysfunction and claimed that he saw motile larvae in his urine. Read More

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Cloacal myiasis by Lucilia spp. (Diptera: Calliphoridae) in a rooster (Gallus gallus domesticus) and two Harris's hawks (Parabuteo unicinctus).

Parasitol Int 2021 Aug 24;83:102363. Epub 2021 Apr 24.

Administración Técnicas Forestal y de Fauna Silvestre (ATFFS), Servicio Nacional Forestal y de Fauna Silvestre (SERFOR), Lima, Peru.

In this study, cloacal myiasis caused by dipterans of Lucilia genus was found in a rooster (Gallus gallus domesticus) and two Harris's hawks (Parabuteo unicinctus) from Peru. Larval dipteran were collected and preserved in ethanol. Morphological analysis indicated two species: Lucilia sericata in the rooster and in one Harris's hawk, and Lucilia cuprina in the other Harris's hawk. Read More

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Otorhinolaryngological myiasis: the problem and its presentations in the weak and forgotten.

Ghana Med J 2020 Sep;54(3):173-178

Apollo Indraprastha Hospital, New Delhi, India.

Introduction: Myiasis is common in tropical regions, but now increasing incidence is seen in the west due to international travel. Otorhinolaryngological myiasis is uncommon and is seen in diabetics, alcoholics or patients unable in self-care.

Objectives: To study presentations of otorhinolaryngological myiasis, identify associated risk factors and species of flies causing myiasis. Read More

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September 2020

Furuncular Myiasis by Dermatobia hominis (Diptera: Oestridae) in Wild Jaguars in the Amazon Rainforest.

J Med Entomol 2021 Apr 15. Epub 2021 Apr 15.

Laboratório de Interações Fauna e Floresta, Universidade Federal do Amazonas FCA, Av. General Rodrigo Otávio Jordão Ramos, 3000, Campus Universitário Setor Sul, Manaus, Amazonas, Brazil.

Two individuals of the jaguar, Panthera onca (L.), were captured near the municipality of Presidente Figueiredo, Brazilian Amazon, during the years of 2017 and 2018. The jaguars presented furuncular myiasis caused by the human botfly Dermatobia hominis (L. Read More

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Profile of pediatric patients with myiasis treated at a tertiary hospital in Rio de Janeiro.

An Bras Dermatol 2021 May-Jun;96(3):369-372. Epub 2021 Mar 20.

Departament of Microbiology and Parasitology, Instituto Biomédico, Universidade Federal do Estado do Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil.

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Prevalence Rate and Molecular Characteristics of L. (Diptera, Oestridae) in Sheep and Goats from Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

Animals (Basel) 2021 Mar 4;11(3). Epub 2021 Mar 4.

Zoology Department, College of Science, King Saud University, P.O. Box 2455, Riyadh 11451, Saudi Arabia.

Heads of sheep ( = 600) and goats ( = 800) slaughtered at Al-Aziziah Abattoir in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, were inspected for the presence of larvae (L). Heads were split along the longitudinal axes, and larvae (L1, L2, and L3) were gathered. The infestation rate was significantly higher in goats (44. Read More

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Enteral myiasis causing acute dysentery: A case report.

Trop Biomed 2021 Mar;38(1):142-144

Parasitology Diagnostic Unit, University Malaya Medical Centre, 59100, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Enteral myiasis or intestinal myiasis is acquired by ingesting food or water contaminated with dipteran fly eggs or larvae. Here, we describe a patient with intestinal myiasis presenting with acute dysentery caused by the larva of Hermetia illucens. The larva was identified morphologically, and its species confirmed through molecular analysis using polymerase chain reaction and sequencing based on mitochondrial cytochrome c oxidase subunit I gene (COI). Read More

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Aspiration as a Novel Technique to Address Facial and Periocular Myiasis.

Ophthalmic Plast Reconstr Surg 2021 Mar 31. Epub 2021 Mar 31.

Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California, U.S.A.

Suction aspiration, which has not yet been described in the treatment for myiasis in the periorbital and facial regions, was used to achieve rapid resolution of maggot burden in a 78-year-old patient who presented with a large ulcerated squamous cell carcinoma of the face. This technique also facilitates submission of parasite samples for further analysis. Suction aspiration had no complications, such as significant residual ruptured maggots in the wound or eye injury. Read More

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Dermatobiosis in Panthera onca: first description and multinomial logistic regression to estimate and predict parasitism in captured wild animals.

Rev Bras Parasitol Vet 2021 29;30(1):e023820. Epub 2021 Mar 29.

Laboratório de Protozoologia e Rickettsioses Vetoriais, Faculdade de Veterinária, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre, RS, Brasil.

Dermatobia hominis is a parasite widely distributed in neotropical regions. The parasitic phase of the cycle is characterized by the formation of a subcutaneous nodule in the host, which can promote infestation by other dipterans and skin infections. The aim of this report is to register parasitism by D. Read More

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Postpartum genital myiasis - infestation with giant uterine fibroid: A rare case with review of literature.

Trop Parasitol 2020 Jul-Dec;10(2):142-146. Epub 2021 Jan 25.

Department of Microbioloby, Dr S.N Medical College, Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India.

A 32-year-old multiparous rural woman having 26 weeks of pregnancy with giant uterine fibroid extending up to the cervix had stillbirth 2 weeks back and left hospital against medical advice. She was readmitted in emergency with necrotic prolapsed uterine fibroid with offensive vaginal bleeding. On examination, the patient had necrotic prolapsed fibroid with very offensive bloody discharge and a large number of larvae of (human botfly) were crawling in necrotic tissue. Read More

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January 2021

Treatment of two Asiatic black bears (Ursus thibetanus) with severe injuries and their subsequent release into the wild: a case report.

BMC Vet Res 2021 Mar 20;17(1):125. Epub 2021 Mar 20.

Department of Veterinary Surgery and Biomaterial R&BD Center, College of Veterinary Medicine, Chonnam National University, Gwanju, 61186, Republic of Korea.

Background: The rehabilitation of injured wildlife and their subsequent release into the wild is a humane act as well as important in wildlife conservation. However, little is known about the animals' fate after release. Therefore, to address these uncertainties, it is essential to adequately describe how the injured animals were treated and managed before releasing into the wild; moreover, post-release monitoring should also be performed. Read More

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Review of Synthesiomyia nudiseta (Diptera: Muscidae) as a useful tool in forensic entomology.

Int J Legal Med 2021 Mar 18. Epub 2021 Mar 18.

Department of Environmental Sciences and Natural Resources, University of Alicante, PO Box 99, E-03080, Alicante, Spain.

Synthesiomyia nudiseta (van der Wulp, 1883) is a synanthropic muscid found in tropical and subtropical zones around the world. The larvae of this species are a secondary agent of myiasis with necrophagous habits and play an important role in forensic entomology, as they are used as an indicator of post-mortem interval. Adults can be considered vectors of etiological agents such as Escherichia coli and Shigella dysenteriae. Read More

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A systematic review and an individual patient data meta-analysis of ivermectin use in children weighing less than fifteen kilograms: Is it time to reconsider the current contraindication?

PLoS Negl Trop Dis 2021 Mar 17;15(3):e0009144. Epub 2021 Mar 17.

WorldWide Antimalarial Resistance Network (WWARN), Oxford, United Kingdom.

Background: Oral ivermectin is a safe broad spectrum anthelminthic used for treating several neglected tropical diseases (NTDs). Currently, ivermectin use is contraindicated in children weighing less than 15 kg, restricting access to this drug for the treatment of NTDs. Here we provide an updated systematic review of the literature and we conducted an individual-level patient data (IPD) meta-analysis describing the safety of ivermectin in children weighing less than 15 kg. Read More

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Management of Oral Myiasis Caused by - A Case Series.

Ann Maxillofac Surg 2020 Jul-Dec;10(2):521-524. Epub 2020 Dec 23.

Department of Medicine, NKPSIMS and LMH, Nagpur, Maharashtra, India.

Myiasis is a rare disease caused by infestation of tissue by larvae of flies. Oral myiasis is still rare and unique owing to the fact that the oral cavity rarely provides a necessary habitat for a larval life cycle. We discuss the definition, etiology, predisposing factors, classification, and management of myiasis. Read More

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December 2020